I work in a field where we have year-long contracts. No cushy 9 month, summers off type of thing here. Recently, we got a new director. He has started micromanaging us, to the point where we almost feel as though we need to punch a time clock to go to lunch. He expects us to be there 8-5 regardless if we actually have class earlier, or not.
There is no more fudge factor, even if we spent all weekend working on grading something. It didn’t used to be like this with our prior director, and my significant other works for the same university in a different department. He is not held to the same stringent standards.
Q: So, my question is – is this the way it is at your university or perhaps am I just being a snowflake faculty member?